A Blog Around The Clock

Archives for February, 2007


Modern man thinks he loses something; time; when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains; except kill it. – Erich Fromm

Pediatric Blogging of the Month

Pediatric Grand Rounds (1:23) are up on Allergy And Asthma Source

NC Blogging of the week

The Tar Heel Tavern #105 is up on Science And Politics.


Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you: You do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

My picks from ScienceDaily

Wow! It seems that all the exciting sience news today are coming from my school: Researchers Find Genes Involved In Nicotine Resistance In Fruit Flies: North Carolina State University researchers have gleaned insight into the genes involved in resistance to nicotine in the lab rat of many gene studies – Drosophila melanogaster, the fruit fly.…


Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep. – Albert Camus

Vilsack out of the race

Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack To Drop 2008 Bid: Democrat Tom Vilsack is abandoning his bid for the presidency after struggling against better-known, better-financed rivals, a senior campaign official told The Associated Press on Friday. Vilsack left office in January and traveled through states holding early tests of strength. He had faced a tough challenge…

The 105th edition of The Tar Heel Tavern will be on my old digs, Science And Politics, with no particular theme or topic. Just send your week’s best by Saturday night to: Coturnix AT gmail DOT com

MathBlogging of the Fortnight

A very creative Carnival of Mathematics #2 is up on Good Math, Bad Math

The Reducible Complexity of John McCain

Evolution works according to a very small set of simple rules. If a) there is variation in a trait in a population and b) that variation is heritable and c) one variant is better adapted to the current local environment, then d) the best adapted trait will increase in the proportion within the population in…